Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Last year, this year........


Last year, Caroline McMillen, VC of the University of Newcastle, was applying for jobs but with no success.
This year, Caroline McMillen, VC of the University of Newcastle, has signed up for another three and a half years, saying

That is exactly what I wanted. I have a clear sense that this is the right timing. Eight years in a leadership position is about right. That’s what all the literature says. Eight years is the right amount of time to make your mark,”

Previously, Caroline McMillen, VC of the University of Newcastle, refused to meet us to discuss the bullying and harassment at the uni because she has a "personal policy" (??) of not being in contact with anonymous people (while addressing us by name).

This year, will Caroline McMillen, VC of the University of Newcastle, agree to meet us to discuss the bullying situation at the university??


  1. More of the same coming. The newly appointed head of the UoN Sydney campus was involved in some interesting dealings while at Sydney Uni. Will fit in just fine. http://www.smh.com.au/national/masters-of-the-universe-scots-sydney-uni-and-the-great-hsc-bypass-20150409-1mhsh8.html

  2. Joanne McCarthy gave a speech at the University.

    The audience gave Joanne a standing ovation when they heard her question the University's shameful association with Transfield / Broadspectrum.

    Caroline McMillen just smirked through it.

    I never thought the University would get so amoral and evil that they would want to participate in child abuse.

  3. Can't believe I have just found this. Bullying at the UON is rife. I have so many stories. Shall we touch on the corruption as well?

  4. I am still struggling with complex PTSD from the bullying. I complained and they lied to the state Ombudsman so the corruption and evil run very deep.